Homelessness



Barratt Homes raises £22,000 for Rock Trust

Barrat Homes East Scotland has raised £22,000 for homelessness charity Rock Trust by holding its fifth annual corporate golf day.

Published 27 September 2019

Dundee outlines future plans for council housing

Dundee City Council has prepared its Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for the next 5 years, covering 2019-2024.

Published 26 September 2019

Glasgow City Council hosts refugee homelessness event

Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) hosted an event on the impact of homelessness on refugees yesterday.

Published 26 September 2019

New mural painted on Hillcrest-owned homeless hostel in Perth

A blank wall on a Perth homeless hostel, which is leased from Hillcrest Enterprises, has become the canvas for the city’s latest mural.

Published 25 September 2019

Researchers investigate impact of alcohol price law on homeless people

Academics are to investigate the impact of the alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers.

Published 24 September 2019

£1.5 million to be provided to social landlords to prevent homelessness

The Scottish Government will provide social landlords with £1.5 million to allow them to work with families and protect them from homelessness.

Published 23 September 2019

Barratt Homes East raises over £80,000 for homelessness charity

Barratt Homes East Scotland has raised over £80,000 for homelessness charity Rock Trust at its inaugural charity dinner.

Published 19 September 2019

Union Square shopping centre to host SleepOut 2019

Homeless charity Aberdeen Cyrenians has teamed up with Aberdeen's Union Square to host Sleepout 2019 in the shopping centre's multi-storey car park.

Published 16 September 2019

One in four families at risk of homelessness in England are employed

One in four households in England who are homeless or under the threat of homelessness in 2018 were in paid employment at the time, an Observer study of government figures has found.

Published 16 September 2019

New homelessness legislation will have ‘significant impact’ on prevention efforts, council warns

East Lothian Council has expressed concern that changing legislation and a gap in funding could hamper its efforts to tackle homelessness.

Published 12 September 2019

New £1.5m funding for homelessness prevention

Social landlords are to receive a share of £1.5 million of support to prevent homelessness for low-income families.

Published 12 September 2019

Big Issue vendors to accept contactless payments

Sellers of The Big Issue across the UK will now have access to cashless technology in a bid to boost sales.

Published 10 September 2019

Unsuitable temporary accommodation legislation to cover people facing homelessness

The Scottish Government is to extend a seven-day limit on unsuitable temporary accommodation to protect people at risk of homelessness.

Published 9 September 2019

Shelter Scotland hits crowdfund target of £15,000 to cover Glasgow City Council legal action

Shelter Scotland’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help meet the legal costs for taking Glasgow City Council to court has hit its initial £15,000 target within two weeks.

Published 5 September 2019

£4.5m promised in Programme for Government to help end homelessness in Scotland

The Scottish Government has made £4.5 million available to innovate and transform services to support the implementation of plans to help end homelessness in its Programme for Government 2019-20.

Published 4 September 2019